Some of these were the same people who also cried, "Crucify Him, crucify Him."
James 3:8-10 say, "The tongue is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse man who is made in the likeness of God; from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way."
How many times does my family see me in a light that is different from all those around me? Do I act different towards them than I do at church or with friends?
I embrace Christ as my Savior and yet, how often am I ashamed to share my hope in Him with other?
Unfortunately, I find myself getting caught up in the emotion of the moment, probably, a lot like those who laid down the palm branches. What I feel should not dictate my actions. As I grow change more into the image of my Lord, what I feel should change too.
As I bring forth my "palm branches" of Thanksgiving today, may my heart not desert my Savior.
#120~ The gardener's pruning...this is so painful, but so necessary.
#121~ Forgiveness...I can't fathom the forgetting that my Master accomplishes.
#122~ Little arms wrapped around me and kisses given as my little one goes with her papa skating. Just a few months ago separation anxiety existed. "Trust your Daddy, little one."
#123~ Beginning a new year for me on this earth. May this next year bring many joys...the sorrows are so difficult.
#124~ Watching my littlest man, dance when he doesn't think anyone is around. If I look close enough, I can see that dear baby still in those big, brown eyes.
#125~ My morning tea...coconut chai or peach ginger...both satisfy
#126~ The Passion week of Christ...going to the cross, doing His Father's will.
#127~ Dad and Mom...I know I have listed them in the past, but each day that goes by, that they are still part of my life, I am thankful.
#128~ God's direction and wisdom he has given my dad to care for mom during her health crisis. Every new information we find directs us to what he has been doing already.
#129~ Chrissie, my dear friend, who sharpens my iron more than she knows
#130~ "Mr. Cartwright's" job; so many are losing theirs, so thankful he remains employed
#131~ "Hoss" is becoming a new creation. Each phone call shows a softening of his once hard heart. Please keep praying for him while he is at Agape.